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Photon pressure

by gareth
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gareth
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Jul3-07, 03:17 AM
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Here's a (possibly very simple) question I have:

How many photons can you fit into an arbitrary volume?

Is it infinite because they are massless/volumeless particles?

If that is the case can you fit an infinite amount of energy in an arbitrary space? (theoretically)

Thanks
Gareth
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Jul3-07, 07:56 AM
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Photons are Bosons, so you could fit any number into an arbitrary volume.
Infinity is not a number. It just means that there is no upper limit.


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